• Short Summary

    MINISTERS OF THE EIGHT-NATION EUROPEAN FREE TRADE ASSOCIATION (EFTA) MET TODAY (THURSDAY) FOR THE FIRST SESSION OF A TWO-DAY SERIES OF MEETINGS.

  • Description

    MINISTERS OF THE EIGHT-NATION EUROPEAN FREE TRADE ASSOCIATION (EFTA) MET TODAY (THURSDAY) FOR THE FIRST SESSION OF A TWO-DAY SERIES OF MEETINGS. CHAIRED BY NORWAY'S KARE WILLOCH, THIS - THE SECOND OF THE 81-YEARLY EFTA MEETING FOR 1969 - IS MAINLY EXPECTED TO DISCUSS THE TERMS FOR ICELAND'S BECOMING THEIR NINTH MEMBER, EUROPEAN INTEGRATION, BRITAIN'S DECISION TO EXTEND ITS IMPORTS DEPOSIT SCHEME FOR ANOTHER YEAR, AND THE ENTRY OF FOUR MEMBERS TO THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY (EEC).

    AT TODAY'S MEETING, WHILE THE BRITISH DELEGATION - WHICH INCLUDED BOARD OF TRADE MINISTER ROY MASON AND MINISTER IN CHARGE OF EUROPEAN AFFAIRS GEORGE THOMSON - STATED THAT IT WAS FOLLOWING THE RIGHT PATH BY APPLYING FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMON MARKET (EEC), OTHER EFTA NATIONS WHO HAVE NOT APPLIED FOR EEC MEMBERSHIP EXPRESSED THEIR CONCERN THAT ANY ENLARGEMENT OF THE SIX-NATION COMMON MARKET SHOULD NOT END THE FREE TRADE ADVANTAGES PRESENTLY ENJOYED BY EFTA NATIONS.

    THE EFTA MINISTERS WERE EVENLY DIVIDED ON THE QUESTION OF THE APPLICATIONS OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE COMMON MARKET BY BRITAIN, DENMARK, NORWAY AND THE IRISH REPUBLIC.

    TODAY'S MEETING COMES ONLY 12 DAYS BEFORE A COMMON MARKET SUMMIT MEETING IN THE HAGUE - AND IT IS NOT REALLY EXPECTED THAT THE EFTA MINISTERS WILL MAKE ANY CONCRETE DECISIONS OR DECLARATIONS BEFORE THAT DATE (NOVEMBER 17-18).

    THE FULL MEMBERS OF EFTA ARE AUSTRALIA, BRITAIN, DENMARK, NORWAY, PORTUGAL, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, FINLAND IS AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1GABSPY6UJRYD3PSAI5DBS83A
    Media URN:
    VLVA1GABSPY6UJRYD3PSAI5DBS83A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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